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Central Union Mission

No one should live hungry and homeless

Washington, DC   |  https://www.missiondc.org

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Mission

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides over 43,500 bed-nights each year, the Mission: operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center for over 5,400 each month, with wraparound services including job placement, legal and medical services, and runs a camp for underprivileged children. Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.

Ruling year info

1942

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Joseph J. Mettimano

Main address

PO BOX 96763

Washington, DC 20090-6763 USA

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EIN

53-0218650

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Central Union Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Men's Ministry

Central Union Missions Mens Ministry programs not only provides for physical needs, we also give people the skills to return to their community successfully restored knowing they have the educational, vocational and spiritual foundation to stand on their own.

Central Union Mission provides bed-nights of shelter for men experiencing homelessness.
The Restoration & Transformation Program helps men rehab from life-consuming addictions, nurture their walk with Jesus, strengthen their abilities and determination and gain an accountability network, which includes help from counseling sessions.

The Workforce & Development Program provides job readiness training. The Mission provides shelter residents and program participants instruction in English literacy, GED/high school diploma preparation and computer training.

Some employed men, graduates of Mission programs, are also able to live at our Lambert House transitional home.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

The Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC) provides food and clothing to families, including many single mothers, grandparent caregivers and isolated senior citizens.

The CFRC also offers these wrap-around services for seniors and families:
Senior Fellowship luncheons
Healthcare Services
Computer Training
Free legal counsel
Bible studies
Parenting classes
Life skills classes
AA/NA classes
Operation Christmas Miracle presents for children
New backpacks and back-to-school supplies for students

Camp Bennett provides summer camp programs for underprivileged youth in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated 2023

Great Non-Profits

Platinum 2024

Guide Star

Four-Star 2023

Charity Navigator

Affiliations & memberships

Citygate Network 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Men's Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Men's Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Bags of groceries distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Family Ministries (CFRC, Camp Bennett)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases, including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders and the chronically homeless into productive members of society. The Mission's programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness, and achieve independent living.

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with six locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The Mission operates an emergency shelter program, a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center with comprehensive wraparound services, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, programs for isolated seniors, computer and job training, and transitional low-cost housing.

The Mission operates a Men's Shelter at 65 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20001,
the Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC) at 3194 Bladensburg Rd, NE, Washington DC 20018 that provides food, clothing, toiletries and household items to local families in need,
the Lambert House, a Transitional House for men graduating from one of the mission's programs,
Camp Bennett, a 220 acre summer camp for the underprivileged youth of the DC Area and Christian conference center for retreats, banquets, youth groups, camps, team-building, sporting events and other church activities,
and our administrative offices.
These facilities allow us to serve the needs of our community.

Men's Ministry - These programs not only provide for physical and safety needs, they also give people the skills to return to their community successfully restored, knowing they have the educational, relational and spiritual foundation to stand on their own.
This program provided 43,582 bed nights of shelter for men experiencing homelessness. The Restoration and Transformation Program helped 35 men seek salvation or rededicate their life to Christ. We provided 258 medical and dental exams. Our Workforce & Development Program assisted 70 men find full or part time employment.

Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC) - These programs provided 356,700 bags of groceries to 5,945 people onsite and to local partners. Mission donors donated to Operation Christmas Miracle providing gifts to 1,100 children, and backpacks and school supplies for 325 children.
We continue to grow our co-located service center, including job training and placement, education, social workers, parenting classes, addiction support, legal aid, assistance with housing placement, as well as food and clothing.

Camp Bennett - We continue to grow our ministry camp programs, with 240 campers served last summer.

Partnership - Through building partnerships with volunteers and prayer partners, donors and foundations, our churches, businesses, and others who connect with the Mission, we will model Christ's principles to facilitate sharing the Gospel with non-believers. The Mission hosted 2,700 on-site volunteer opportunities (6,800 hours of volunteer work at the Men's Emergency Shelter for upkeep, meal service and special events, Comprehensive Family Resource Center, Mission Muffins, Workforce Development & Education, Lambert House, Camp Bennett, Administrative office) and 900+ Off-site volunteer opportunities, for over 3,800 hours of volunteer work.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Central Union Mission

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deedee Collins

IBC Women’s Ministry Leadership Team

Term: 2021 - 2025

Michael J. Dennis

No Affiliation

Serge Duss

No Affiliation

David Leach

No Affiliation

Gwen Traficant

No Affiliation

Pamela Roylance

No Affiliation

David Hazelton

No Affiliation

Sean Mornan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.